Friday, December 19, 2008

Movie of the week: Scrooged

Since nothing worth noting is coming out to DVD or theaters this week, it looks like it’s time to pull something from the ole Movie Bank of Quality Flicks.
It being nearly Christmas and all, it only seems appropriate that guide its readers toward a festive film full of holiday joy.

Rather than go with the obvious Miracle on 34th Street or uuber-classic A Christmas Story, (or even the overly awesome National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) I thought I’d dig a bit deeper to come up with a recommendation few have probably actually seen.

This week’s movie-to-see, (and yes, you should consider this homework, cause it’s gonna be on the final) is the underground hit Scrooged, starring Bill Murray and several other people with names you would likely recognize.

It still baffles me how many people blink at me as though I’ve grown an extra limb when I ask if they’ve seen this movie.


Take a classic Christmas tale, throw in a dark comedic edge and modernize the whole thing (modern if it were the 1980’s, that is) and you’ve got yourself a fantastic Christmas movie with loads of laughs and plenty of holiday spirits. HA!...Cause, see, he’s like Scrooge…And gets visited by Christmas ghosts…or spirits…holiday spirits…


Do yourself a favor and go rent this one. Be sure to post a comment and let me know what you think.

(P.S. Holy holiday is that a terrible movie poster. It gives you literally no idea what the movie is about. They should insert the word “awesome” or "scrumtrulescent" on there somewhere, just so everyone knows what they are in for.)

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